Shunyata Research invests heavily in research and development, affording even our least expensive products the quality and performance that have made our reference products worldwide standard bearers. Venom HC v2 power cords are engineered to deliver on Shunyata’s promise of exceptional value and performance.
The Venom HC v2 is the descendant of the Venom-3 which The Absolute Sound voted as “One of the 30 Best Values in all of Audio”. The Venom HC v2 comes equipped with 10 gauge OFE power conductors for excellent current delivery. The fluorocarbon dielectrics are usually only found on much more expensive power cables providing clarity and excellent low level resolution.
The Custom version of the Venom HC v2 can be made with a variety of different connects and in any length desired.
The Venom HC v2 with its 10 gauge conductors is highly recommended for Shunyata Research’s power conditioners and for high power power amplifiers. Preamplifiers, CD player, DACs and other source components are well served by Shunyata Research’s Venom V12 NR and Venom V10 NR power cords. The Venom V14 cable are available the mini-power-connectors that are so commonly used with today’s TVs and other consumer electronics. The Venom HC v2, Venom V12 NR, Venom V10 NR and Venom V14 Digital provide a complete power system for any modern entertainment system.
Every facet of the Venom HC v2 power cord has been refined to deliver measurably superior Dynamic Transient Current Delivery. DTCD™ Analysis is a technique that measures instantaneous current through low impedance electrical conductors and contacts. Shunyata Research uses it to optimize the design, specification and construction of parts and materials to ensure maximum current delivery performance. Each part, conductor, noise circuit and material inside the Delta allows for maximum throughput of instantaneous current.
Listeners will experience earth-shaking low-frequency performance from even the highest-current amplifiers as well as dynamic contrasts unheard of outside of a live event. More than any other design parameter, Shunyata Research’s skill at reducing impedance and improving dynamic instantaneous current is unparalleled.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CONDUCTORS
Shunyata Research uses only the highest purity of copper available for the production of its wire products. OFE Alloy 101 or C10100 is the highest grade of copper with a minimum 99.99% purity and a conductivity rating of 101% IACS. OFE stands for oxygen-free electrolytic and supersedes the term OFHC (oxygen-free high conductivity). C10100 is the only grade of copper that comes with a written certification of purity.
Certified by ASTM F68 C10100
Fluorocarbon dielectrics are usually only found in wire used in the aerospace industry, satellites and only the most expensive audiophile cabling. It has special electrical characteristics; very low dielectric absorption, high dielectric strength and exceptional heat resistance. When used in power cables is reduces the perception of dynamic compression and reduces blur and slur of transients.
AUDIOPHILE GRADE CONNECTORS
The Venom HC v2 Custom features audiophile-grade connectors made from high-grade brass with the ability to accept the very large 10 gauge conductors.
Shunyata Research connectors are filled with an electrically inert compound that protects the contacts and wires from corrosion. The compound also ensures that the wires cannot become loose, fray or pull out from the head shell. This guarantees a lifetime of reliable performance that does not degrade over time.
Venom HC v2 power cords receive the same proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process treatment developed for our Reference Line power cables.
Four days of continuous KPIP™ processing dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation.